The GST Widespread Portal now offers a search performance to search out out whether or not any GSTIN (GST identification quantity) is issued on a selected PAN.
After inserting the PAN particulars within the search part, the small print of the GST registration accessible on that PAN is proven. In case no registration is obtainable on that PAN, then a ‘No data discovered’ message is displayed.
If any particular person finds that his/her PAN (Everlasting Account Quantity) has been misused, he/she will register a grievance on the GST portal and report the GSTIN which is fraudulently obtained utilizing the PAN.
AMRG & Associates Senior Associate Rajat Mohan mentioned there are rising instances of GST frauds whereby non-existent people are illegally utilizing PAN particulars of a taxpayer to acquire GST registration.
“GSTN has now provide you with performance whereby complaints concerning such deceitfully acquired GST numbers be flagged to the involved jurisdictional authority.
“This digital instrument will assist arrest the GST frauds in the long term, with not a lot short-run impression, as this on-line facility will solely determine however not take any regressive motion in opposition to the mentioned GST fraudsters,” Mohan added.
EY Tax Associate Abhishek Jain mentioned as a measure to regulate creation and id fictitious entities below GST, the GSTN portal has enabled the performance to lodge complaints referring to misuse of PAN for acquiring GST registration. Any particular person whose PAN has been misused can lodge such complain.
“Nonetheless, the issue will persist in instances the place the particular person whose PAN has been covertly used shouldn’t be conscious of such misuse, as the ability launched requires such particular person to manually discover this error and file compliant,” Jain added.